It isn’t about the camera, or the lens.

Patrick Rhone at Minimal Mac:

That something, the camera in the iPhone 4, I dare say can match or best many of the compact digital cameras on the market. In the hands of the right person, I would argue that it could match or best any other photo ever taken. Why? Because it isn’t about the camera, or the lens. A great photographer can take a great photo with any camera put in their hands.

Rhone was reacting to the iPhone SLR Mount that lets you connect Canon or Nikon lenses to your iPhone. I must say I am intrigued, but just the thought of hauling a big mess like that isn’t tempting. The lack of portability was one of the main reasons why I sold my Canon 20D and 35-mm f/1.4 L lens. When I wanted to capture a moment the only camera I had most, if not all, of the time was my iPhone.

I started running about a month ago. Well, not really running: I walk half the time. If you know me you’ll know that I don’t like running, at all. But after having read Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits and other minimalists who seem to be healthy and enjoying life, I’ve decided that the simplest way to get back into shape is to: do pushups, pull-ups, walk, and run. So I ran yesterday and took a picture, with the iPhone that was in my pocket, of course.

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